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From: "Bo Ørsted Andresen" <bo.andresen@××××.dk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] upgrading a large package, say Xorg
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:03:36
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] upgrading a large package, say Xorg by John Newman
1 On Friday 29 September 2006 14:46, John Newman wrote:
2 [SNIP]
3 > But later on I decided what the hell, I may as well upgrade X. However,
4 > when I attempt emerge xorg-base/xorg-x11, I get a whole list of
5 > "Blocked" packages, the gist of it being my installation of
6 > x11-base/xorg-x11-6.9 is blocking... everything.
8 Actually it says <x11-base/xorg-x11-6.9 or something like that (you obviously
9 didn't bother to show us...). You are running xorg-x11-6.8.x.
11 > I was thinking that
12 > emerge could handle this type of situation since I'm doing an upgrade -
13 > that it would unmerge the old stuff and emerge the new stuff as it went
14 > along.
16 Nope.
18 > Is my only option to manually unmerge my current x11-base/xorg-x11-6.9
19 > (and I have hundreds of packages I've emerge'd that depend on it,
20 > naturally), then emerge x11-base/xorg-x11 to get the new version (7.1 I
21 > believe?). Or is there a better way?
23 I believe the upgrade guide should suffice [1]. And yes, it does tell you to
24 unmerge the old xorg-x11. Just follow that guide and you should be fine...
26 [1]
28 --
29 Bo Andresen


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] upgrading a large package, say Xorg John Newman <jnn@×××××.net>
[gentoo-user] fonts [was: upgrading a large package, say Xorg] David Relson <relson@×××××××××××××.com>